Program Details

Introduction to Tonglen

April 21 / 3:00 PM - April 28 / 5:00 PM

Through a DVD of Pema Chodron's teaching, this class will provide an introduction to the tonglen practice of sending and taking. Tonglen reverses the usual logic of avoiding suffering and seeking pleasure and, in the process, we become liberated from a very ancient prison of selfishness. We begin to feel love both for ourselves and others and also we begin to take care of ourselves and others.

Prerequisite: Level III Shambhala Training or permission of the program coordinator (Dian Martin).

Suggested donation*: $30

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